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Using Dawn for Fleas on Cats

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I have 2 nine year old inside only cats that have attracted fleas from somewhere. I have given both baths with an organic oatmeal and vinegar based flea shampoo for cats, but they still have fleas. My vet suggested that I make a mixture of apple cider vinegar, Dawn, and water, and bathe both kitties and then add to sprayer and spray entire house, carpet, and furniture to end my flea problem. Has anyone ever tried this and if so how much of each and did it work?

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By Barbara A

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October 27, 20140 found this helpful

I'd just go to Walmart and buy their flea and tic meds that you drop by a dropper on the back of their necks...it works great! Or...just buy some at your vet.

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Anonymous
May 31, 20170 found this helpful

Just don't buy Hartz!! It's been known to actually cause fatality in cats!

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January 19, 20150 found this helpful

Yeah you can buy Wal-Mart drops, if you want to use toxic poison in your house! There are many reasons to NOT use those drops!
If you have small children that will be touching the animals often, no!
If you have a herding breed that might have the genetic disposition for being deathly sensitive to normal doses of things, no!

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If you have someone in the house chemically allergic or sensitive, no!
If you've ever watched Chemerical, you definitely know, no!


I'm even cautious to use Dawn! Why? Because I know those chemical warnings are no joke!

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